Sardinia | Regional Discovery - 8 days

A gem of the Mediterranean, Sardinia offers astounding geographical diversity and a rich history. With some of the most seductive beaches, surrounded by an emerald sea, where the Italian’s love to travel. Discover this untouched paradise on our 8 day Regional Discovery.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • 7 nights in exquisite 4 and 5 star hotels.
  • Guided walking tour of Cagliari perched over the Bay of Angels.
  • Excursion to the ancient town and archaeological ruins of Nora.
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Su Naraxi di Barumini.
  • Visit charming Sardinian towns of Alghero and Castelsardo.
  • Wine tasting at a local Sardinian winery with light lunch (L)
  • Guided walking tour of Alghero.
  • Boat excursions to Neptune’s Grotto and The Maddalena Archipelago.
  • Visit Sardinia’s best beaches including Tuerredda Beach and Costa Smeralda.
  • Deluxe VIP transfers as indicated including airport transfers on arrival and departure.

Upcoming Departures

Commences Concludes Price (twin share per person) Price (single supplement)
On any date you choose Private Driver From $4,600 On Request
On any date you choose Self-Drive On Request On Request
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This tour may be taken anytime as a private journey. Request a private journey

Day: 1 Cagliari

Welcome to Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital. Cagliari, located on the Bay of Angels, is an ancient fortified city that has seen the rule of civilisations for over 5000 years. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.​

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Day: 2 Cagliari​

B

Enjoy a half day morning walking tour of the historic medieval Castello with its ancient fortifications, 14th century towers and town hall. Visit Piazza Palazzo, The Cathedral of Santa Maria, The Bastion of St Remy, Royal Palace and the bustling marina quarter with its tangled streets, bars and restaurants.​

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Day: 3 Cagliari - Nora - Tuerredda Beach - Cagliari​

B

A full day private excursion visiting Nora, the oldest village in Sardinia, for Carthaginian and Roman archaeological ruins dating to the 8th century BC. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon at Tuerredda beach where you will have time for an independent lunch at their famous beachfront restaurant and time to swim before heading back to Cagliari. ​

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Day: 4 Cagliari - Su Naraxi di Barumini - Alghero​

B, L

Enjoy a scheduled guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Su Naraxi di Barumini. The defensive structures date to 2000BC and consist of circular towers of truncated cones built of stone. Continue to one of Sardinia's most renounced wineries for a cellar tour, tasting and light lunch before arriving in Alghero.  ​

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Day: 5 Alghero​

B

Enjoy a morning group boat to Neptune’s Grotto.  Afterwards you'll enjoy a private guided tour of the medieval fortified town of Alghero. Known as ‘Little Barcelona’ for its Catalan influence, the town boasts a striking Gothic-style historic centre with the Church of St Francis and Santa Maria Cathedral. ​

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Day: 6 Alghero - Castelsardo - Costa Smeralda​

B

Depart for Costa Smeralda with a stop in Castelsardo, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.​

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Day: 7 Costa Smeralda - Maddalena Archipelago - Costa Smeralda​

B

Enjoy a full day excursion by boat from Palau to the Maddalena Archipelago consisting of 7 major islands featuring beautiful clear waters, wind-blown granite coastlines and significant wildlife.​

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Day: 8 Costa Smeralda Departure Transfer​

B

A private departure transfer to the ferry port if you are continuing with us to Corsica or the airport for your onward journey.  ​

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"Ormina Tours' guides and drivers were superb! Our private driver Bruno was marvelous, he
helped us out with everything including the language when speaking to locals....our trip was simply marvelous!"

Julie Rigato - Italy Private Journey 2016

"We really loved our holiday on Highlights of Italy, it was exactly what we wanted. All the hotels were marvelous especially Castel Monestaro in Tuscany and Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi. Thank you so much again, Ormina tours is a wonderful business, we'll definitely recommend it."

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